One day, when we’re old and with grandchildren, we’ll look back at the time when EverQuest Next was announced and think: “wow, they really got us there for a minute!”.
This is just our way of introducing the cancellation of Landmark, Daybreak Game Company’s remains of what once was going to be EverQuest Next, a game that was also canceled. This leaves the EverQuest franchise still running with the first and second games, but no follow-ups in sight for now.
Landmark was announced as free-to-play but later on changed to a paid title – a cheap one at that, we admit – and while some impressive creations were being made by imaginative players, the continued lack of support and updates from the developers quickly turned it into a deserted game. Since the beginning of 2015, Landmark barely managed to have over 100 players simultaneously, and recently that number was around 10. No sandbox game, where you depend on the work of your players, will ever survive like that.
Landmark’s servers will close on February 21, 2017 and the game is already off Steam. All items in the Marketplace with a Daybreak Cash price will have their price reduced to 1 DBC, but your Daybreak Cash will remain in your wallet, no refunds, so you’ll have to spend it in other Daybreak games, for example Dungeons and Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, which are coming soon to Daybreak.
In case you’re wondering if you can have access to the code/data from Landmark, the answer is no, and no fan-servers are allowed.